CMI and NUPI are jointly seeking a candidate for a two-year postdoc position.

The candidate we are seeking has substantial experience in applied research and strong quantitative orientation in areas related to capital flight, taxation and/or extractive industries and natural resources. Promising young scholars who have recently completed their PhD are also invited to apply. The candidate will be part of the research programme “TaxCapDev" and the SkattJakt network, funded by the Research Council of Norway. We seek a candidate that can start as quickly as possible, no later than 1 September 2017. Based on the qualifications of the candidate, the person will either be hired by NUPI or CMI, and will have one of the institutions as his or her main work station, although with considerable interaction with the other.

 Qualifications:

  • PhD in economics, political science, sociology or other relevant disciplines
  • Publication record in peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience from research collaboration in the South
  • Good communication, teamwork and networking skills
  • Fluency in English (other languages are a plus)
  • Self-starting and creative 

We offer:

  • An exciting opportunity to combine academic excellence with policy influence
  • The chance to be part of the leading multidisciplinary development research institutes in Scandinavia
  • A competitive salary based on qualifications, reflecting CMI’s and NUPI's pay scales

In addition to an interview, potential candidates may be asked to demonstrate academic and communication skills through an open lecture. The CMI and NUPI staff are gender balanced and multi-cultural, and we encourage female candidates and candidates from the South to apply.

 To apply:

The application deadline is 20 April, 2017. Application address (citing ‘Post Doc. TaxCapDev’ in the subject field). We accept only applications via JobbNorge

 Please submit the following to the above address:

  • Application letter outlining your main research agenda and its match with that of the TaxCapDev-programme (maximum of 2 pages)
  • CV
  • Three references, including phone numbers and e-mail addresses
  • List and copies of up to 5 relevant academic publications

Questions regarding the positions can be directed to: morten.boas@nupi.no and odd.fjeldstad@cmi.no

The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs holds a leading position in research and information on international political and economic matters and on issues central to Norwegian foreign policy. The institute is organized under the Ministry of Education and Research. The staff counts approximately 70, divided between academic staff and administration and communications staff.

Chr. Michelsen Institute is an independent, non-profit research institution and a major international centre in development research in Bergen, Norway. The institute has 70 employees and an annual turnover of approx. NOK 75 million. Our geographic orientation is towards Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.